Live Bait Dealers

ATTENTION ANGLERS: Live crayfish regulations change March 1, 2014

Effective March 1, 2014, the sale of one crayfish species, the virile (or northern) crayfish (Orconectes virilis), will be allowed for use as live fish bait in Missouri. HOWEVER, live virile crayfish may not be imported into the state.

Before you buy, know your fish’s favorite foods

The best bait or lure depends on what kind of fish you want to catch and where. Browse our Fishing How-Tos under Related Information below to research the kinds of fish you’re after and find out what they eat.

Registered bait dealers help protect Missouri's fishing waters

Browse live-bait dealers who sell only approved species that help Missouri anglers avoid spreading harmful aquatics, such as rusty crayfish and Asian carp minnows. Visit Don’t Spread Crayfish and Asian Carp Control below to learn more about how these invasive species hurt your fishing prospects.

If you collect live bait yourself, make sure to visit Live Bait Regulations below, and always collect bait in the area where you are fishing. When you’re ready to go home, be sure to throw unused live bait in the trash so your favorite fishing waters stay healthy and productive.

County Dealersort icon Address Phone
Henry Bucksaw Resort & Marina 670 SE 803 Road
Clinton, MO
660-477-3900
Henry Bud's Wholesale Bait 233 SE 431 Road
Clinton, MO
660-885-4136
St. Charles Bullseye Bait & Tackle 266 Ft. Zumwalt Square
O' Fallon, MO
636-281-3524
Chariton Burks Baits 28442 Highway 11
Brunswick, MO
660-214-0860
Clay Burton's Bait & Tackle 119 N 169 Highway
Smithville, MO
816-532-4659
Lincoln Buzzy's Liquor & Sporting Goods 208 N Lincoln Drive
Troy, MO
636-528-4060
St. Louis Cabela's 5555 St. Louis Mills Blvd. Ste. 167
Hazelwood, MO
314-225-0100
Ralls Cannon Dam General Store 42526 Cabin Road
Perry, MO
573-565-3064
Camden Cathy's Country Corner 538 State Road F
Sunrise Beach, MO
573-374-0595
Camden CG's Mini Mart 11947 N State Highway 5
Sunrise Beach, MO
573-374-4433

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